Marc L. Greenberg

Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures

Marc L. Greenberg, 2017

Education

MA in Slavic languages and literatures, University of Chicago, 1984 • PhD in Slavic languages and literatures (Slavic linguistics), UCLA, 1990.

Position, duties

Professor of Slavic Languages, teaching Slavic linguistics at the Department of Slavic & Eurasian Languages & Literatures at the University of Kansas. Serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies during AY 20-21.

Research interests

Comparative and historical linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, language contact, focusing on Slavic languages.

Courses regularly taught

Introduction to Slavic Languages and Linguistics, History of Russian, Old Church Slavic, Comparative Slavic Linguistics, Language and Identity in East-Central Europe and Russia.

Recent publication(s)

2021 [article]: Melioration in South Slavic. The case of Slavic *gyzd. Književni jezik 31. Sarajevo.

2020 [article]: The Western South Slavic change -l > -o/-a and attendant phenomena: diachronic, diatopic, terminological, and typological considerations Dijalekti, jezična povijest i tradicija: Zbornik u čast Josipu Liscu. Zadar.

2020 [book]: Prekmurje Slovene Grammar. August Pavel's Vend nyelvtan (1942). Translation from Hungarian and critical edition. Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 47. Leiden: Brill.

Current projects

Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics (Leiden: Brill), Online 2020-, Print: EDC 2023.

Commission on Language Contact, International Congress of Slavists

Recent news

February 2021: Podcast (in English): Interview with Dina Stanković (University of Vienna), Slavstvujte

January 2021: Radio interview (in Hungarian and Slovene): Slovene nationality program in Hungary

January 2021: Print interview: Brill Blog: Humanities Matter - “Why can’t both things be true?” Interview with Marc L. Greenberg on Prekmurje Slovene Grammar

December 2020: Print interview (in Slovene) Zakaj ne bi bila oboje hkrati? about the publication of Prekmurje Slovene Grammar in Porabje magazine (Szentgotthárd, Hungary).

November 2020: Television interview (in Slovene with Hungarian subtitles): Slovenski utrinki (Szombathely, Hungary) about the publication of Prekmurje Slovene Grammar, beginning at minute 20 (Dec 2020 on RTV 1 Slovenia).

August 2020: Interview: Brill Blog: Humanities Matter - Marc L. Greenberg on the Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics

June 2020: Interview (in Montenegrin): Svjetski vrijedan projekat: U Encikopediji slovenskih jezika i odrednica crnogorski jezik [A world-class project: the Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and the Entry on Montenegrin]

May 2020: Radio interview (in Slovene): Enciklopedija slovanskih jezikov [The Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages]

April 2020: Professors Lead Development of online Slavic Languages Encyclopedia

December 2019: KU Professor First Non-Slovene National to be Named Ambassador of Science by the Republic of Slovenia

November 2019: Podeljene nagrade najodličnejšim v znanstvenoraziskovalni in razvojni dejavnosti [Awards to the most outstanding researchers in science and progress] (in Slovene)

August 2019: Radio interview (in Slovene): Marc L. Greenberg, ameriški profesor, ki je doktoriral iz prekmurščine [Professor who wrote his doctorate on the Prekmurje dialect]

Archive of older news items and interviews

Languages

Proficient: BCMS (Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian - standard and dialects), Czech, Russian, Slovene (standard and dialects) • Reading, some speaking: Albanian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Turkish, Yiddish; other Slavic languages

Editorial boards

Croatica et Slavica Iadertina (Zadar, Croatia) Književni jezik (Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina) Lingua Montenegrina (Cetinje, Montenegro) Naučnaja periodika: problemy i rešenija (Moscow, Russia) Proglas (Veliko Tărnovo, Bulgaria) Slavia Centralis (Maribor, Slovenia) Slovenski jezik / Slovene Linguistic Studies (Ljubljana, Slovenia) Voprosy onomastiki (Yekaterinburg & Moscow, Russia)

Extra-curricular

Classical guitar, Russian seven-string guitar, and lute.

Genealogy. Visit my ancestors from Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia, Romania, and Ukraine.

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